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From practice nurse to DHB nursing director

Nursing Review talks to nursing leader Chris Kerr about her career journey and her switch, after 25 years in primary health, to become Hutt Valley DHB’s new director of nursing.

“Utter confusion” around direction and delegation

PhD researcher Margaret Hughes talks to Nursing Review about how leaders and managers can help nurses who are struggling with direction and delegation.

Empathetic work with families earns new nurse leadership award

Helping whānau work in partnership with ward nurses has won Northland nurse Gemma Watts a leadership award.

Research: missed nursing cares due to low staffing increases patient mortality

The more nursing cares missed due to lack of time the greater the risk of patient death, a major international nursing research project has shown.

Southern DHB nursing leader resigns after major restructuring

Longstanding executive director of nursing Leanne Samuel has resigned from Southern District Health Board and leaves on Friday. Her resignation follows a major restructuring of nursing leadership positions at the financially troubled DHB.

Primary health nurse leader is new chair of Nurse Executives

Nursing Review talks to Karyn Sangster, believed to be the first primary health leader to chair Nurse Executives New Zealand, about the need to keep improving workforce modelling, the nursing role in integrating services and wanting NENZ to be a strong voice across all health sectors.

Gentle champion of improving MH care wins award

A new mental health nurse's gentle championing of projects aimed at relieving patient boredom, reducing seclusion and improving handover has won her an emerging leadership award.

Nurses’ union “alarmed” by DHB CEO resignation

The resignation of Capital & Coast DHB's chief executive has "alarmed" nurse' union NZNO who fear underfunding is behind her decision.

Personality and ethnic link to healthcare satisfaction finds NZ study

Agreeable extroverts are more likely to be highly satisfied with their health care, according to a study published today in the New Zealand Medical Journal. But the study also found that non- Pākehā New Zealanders lower satisfaction rates with healthcare was due to other factors than psychological or demographic characteristics.

NZ health care system: 4th for performance & 8th for equity

The latest rankings of health care systems of 11 wealthy countries by the Commonwealth Fund puts New Zealand fourth for performance and 8th for equity
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